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Dental Crowns In Garland, TX

Affordable Dental Crown Treatment In Garland, TX

dental crown is the visible top part of the tooth above the gum line or the sturdy restoration that covers the visible portion of a tooth. Garland Dentist Dr. Boppana restores and beautifies smiles with dental crowns at Perfect 32 Family Dentistry in Garland, TX.

What Is a Dental Crown?

In general terms, a crown is the outermost white part of your tooth that is visible in your oral cavity. However, a dental crown or cap is an artificial prosthesis that restores the form and function of a tooth. Dental crowns in Garland are the most versatile prosthesis since they can not only repair the existing damaged tooth but also provide a cosmetic solution for discolored teeth and even be used in a dental bridge to close the gaps that occur due to teeth loss.

Types Of Dental Crowns In Garland, TX?

Dental crowns can be made of various materials such as metals, metal alloys, porcelain or ceramic, acrylic, or a blend of metal and porcelain.

The metal predominantly used in the fabrication of dental crowns includes stainless steel. Rarely gold crowns are also fabricated owing to the preference of the patient.

Metal Alloy Crowns

Metal Alloys such as cobalt-chromium and nickel-chromium are used for dental crowns

Porcelain Crowns

Porcelain dental crowns are tooth-colored dental crowns and are fabricated only after matching their color to the adjacent teeth and are therefore highly esthetic.

Acrylic Crowns

Acrylic dental crowns are most commonly used as temporary dental crowns to prevent damage to the teeth, while the permanent dental crown is fabricated in a dental lab.

Porcelain-Fused Crowns

Porcelain-fused-to-metal dental crowns are also tooth-colored, except that their inner body is made of metal to provide the much-needed strength while the outer body has a porcelain layer to give it a natural appearance.

What Are The Types Of Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are broadly divided into two categories, temporary and permanent.

Temporary Crowns

Made of resin material and is used to seal and protect your tooth until it gets a permanent crown. Also, sometimes temporary crowns are placed transiently to wait for a tooth to become completely painless before placing the permanent one. Temporary crowns are not as durable as permanent ones since they are not cemented by strong cement.

Permanent Crowns

On the other hand, are durable and may be made of various materials such as metal, metal alloys, porcelain, and metal fused to porcelain, each having its own set of pros and cons.

Can You See A Dental Crown?

Porcelain Dental Crown by Perfect 32 Family Dentistry in Garland TX

Now that’s what we call excellent dentistry.

Dental Crown Procedure In Garland

When Do You Need A Dental Crown?

Your Dentist in Garland may suggest a dental crown in various instances, some of which are:-

In the case of a root canal treatment, to impart strength to the tooth.

To cover a discolored tooth

To replace a large restoration in a grossly damaged tooth

As a part of a dental implant

In cases of excessive wear of teeth, also known as attrition

In cases of trauma to the tooth where the tooth has been rebuilt with composite.

Do Milk Teeth Also Need Dental Crowns? If yes, Why and Which Ones?

Yes, because if milk teeth fall off well before time, the adjacent teeth move into the space created, and eventually, the arch space paucity leads to the crowding of permanent teeth. Hence, milk teeth, which are grossly decayed or have been root canal treated, are restored by prefabricated stainless steel crowns which fall off with the falling of milk teeth.

After receiving a dental crown, should you experience any discomfort or emergencies, our emergency dental care team is on standby to ensure your oral health is immediately addressed.                        

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What Is The Procedure For placing A Dental Crown?

Your Dentist in Garland, Dr. Boppana, will perform

A comprehensive oral examination to assess the health of your teeth and gums.

Local anesthesia is administered to numb the area.

Thereafter, the tooth to be capped is reduced in size using dental burs to make space for the crown.

An impression is made of the prepared tooth, after which a temporary dental crown is cemented onto the tooth for the time being.

The shade of the tooth is matched to the adjacent tooth using a shade guide, and the impression is sent to the dental lab to fabricate a permanent crown.

Patients return to Perfect 32 Family Dentistry in about two weeks. The interim crown is removed, and the new permanent crown is securely cemented.

Is The Procedure Painful?

The procedure itself is painless since it is done under anesthesia. However, you may feel slight discomfort when the anesthesia wears off. Your dentist in Garland will prescribe you analgesics if you experience discomfort.

How Can You Take Care Of The Temporary Dental Crown?

You need to be careful. As the name suggests, these are temporary and can fall off.

Avoid Sticky food.

Chew on the other side of the mouth.

Avoid Hard Candy or other hard-to-chew food.

Be Careful while flossing as it could pull the temporary crown.

What All Precautions Should Be Exercised With A Permanent Dental Crown?

Daily oral hygiene practices should be rigorously followed since even though a capped tooth is safe from decay on the surface, the gum line is still vulnerable to caries and gum diseases. Therefore, twice daily brushing, flossing, and rinsing with mouthwash should be incorporated into your routine.

How Long Do Dental Crowns Last?

Dental Crowns can last anywhere between 5 to 15 years depending upon the oral hygiene routine that you follow as well as the amount of stress your tooth is exposed to daily. For example, habits such as teeth grinding and chewing ice can drastically reduce the life of your dental crown.

What Is The Cost Of Dental Crowns?

The cost of a Dental Crown depends on the type of crown and material used, a Porcelain Crown will cost more than other crowns. We are In-Network with most dental insurance plans. Our Experienced staff at Perfect 32 Family Dentistry in Garland Tx can help check your Insurance policy and provide you with various affordable payment options.

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